I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT THE MOON

(written only with words & phrases from quotes by the astronauts of the apollo missions

about the moon, or earth from the moon)

realize, not even the garden

of eden is infinite. make

these impossible molecules

live for more than a moment.

in the body, there emerges

an intense dissatisfaction:

is this it? are we so delicate?

high up, freedom associated

with the absence of home,

the sparkling darkness

of space; in a different

world, the veiled crater

of my neck, flushed with

sunlight. we’re too young

to understand that we’re

too young to understand.

all of us, i mean. i touched

with one hand the ancient

mystery of the heavens,

sky-blue—and look at that!

i’m really here! i’m really

here, quite close to you.